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1

What is Level 1 Water Operations?

Where FF's work within 3m of unprotected waters edge or enter water that is shallow enough not to compromise PPE and is slow moving enough that there is no foreseeable risk

2

What is Level 2 Water Operations?

Where FF's may have to commit to water to effect a rescue in still or moving water

3

What is Level 3 Water Operations?

Operations that involve the deployment of the Flood Response Kit (FRK)

4

What are the movements of a Technical Rescue Advisor (TRA)?

Informed on Level 1
Mobilised on Level 2
Available on request

5

Inland can be defined under 2 headings?

Still and Moving

6

What is the Minimum PPE for any Firefighter entering the water?

Full Firekit
PFD

7

If there is a risk of people accidentally entering the water what measures should the IC take?

Nominate a suitable Safety Officer equipped with a Safety Throw Line

8

When working near moving water what precautions should the IC take?

Put spotters upstream and downstream with down stream spotters having throw lines

9

What is the hierarchy of rescue?

Talk
Reach
Throw
Wade
Row
Go/Tow

10

What control measured should be in place if a FF is to enter the water to affect a rescue?

Competent and capable
Fully briefed
Floating safety line supervisor in place
Rigged correctly
Consider using floating hose
Communication
Enter slowly
Gauge depth
Replace with FRU SWT asap

11

If the initial call was not to an ice related incident, what must the message to control be?

Implement water operations level 2, rescue path required

12

What are the 3 types of flood?

Tidal
Fluvial
Pluvial

13

How many phases of Floods are there?

3

14

In regards to floods, What colour is first responder helmets?

Yellow

15

In regards to Floods, what colour are FRU SWT helmets?

Red

16

In regards to Floods, how is a TRA Identified?

White helmet and surcoat

17

If the initial call to control indicate there maybe people in the water, what will control do?

Order an ambulance

18

What is the maximum wade depth for crews wearing L3 PPE?

60cm
Or knee high

19

Who acts as the safety officer when working as a Crew of 4 at level 3 of flood response?

The SRT person designated to accompany the crew

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